I wonder if it is better to expect the worst and be proved right or to expect the best and be proved wrong?
Somewhere between expecting the best (optimism) and the worst (pessimism) is the balance called realism. If you're realistic, then if the worst happens you won't be too disappointed. If it turns out to be the best, then you can revel in the positive outcome.
I checked Jordan's blog today and the first sentence had me in stitches:
23 June 2005 at 01:12
Vanessa's dog walks wrong
I've just been watching it, sitting here in her dad's house. It moves both legs on one side at the same time instead of alternating like normal quadrupeds.
[Olivia's note: V's dog is called Dimanche. That's French for Sunday, but she is the unsaintliest canine I've ever met.]
Watched tennis today. Wimbledon is LOUD this year....No wonder - the Australians are there in full force, with beer and face paint. Talk about dragging down the neighbourhood...
Hewitt (AUS) vs Gimelstob (USA) - very interesting game. They keep up some amazingly long volleys, but I have never seen a player like Gimelstob. He doesn't run for the ball so much as launch himself at it. It's all a bit Mission Impossible. There are all these slow shots of him flying through the air, mouth open. This means that he hits the ground (and bounces) when he lands. I think he is inventing a new sport.
Friday Five: Childhood Revisited
1) What things did you enjoy as a child that you no longer do?
2) What things did you enjoy as a child that you still do today?
3) What things do you do now, that the child you were never thought you'd like?
4) If you could go back to one age and stay there for a while, what would it be?
5) If you could fast forward to an age (you do get to come back!) for a while, what would it be?
1) Playing badminton, saving insects from drowning in the bird bath, eating ice lollies.
2) Feeding my imagination.
3) Eat food.
4) My early 20s - a return to an age of innocence, before 9/11, before my family changed, before I left home. Then, I was surrounded by loving friends every day at university.
5) 50 years old. I'm curious about my children and where I live, and who I married. I also want to know what sort of career I've had.